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A Holiday in the Great Outdoors

Irina Talty, Presley West, Caroline Perrott | December 7, 2018 | Lifestyle

Lucky for Atlanta, the weather only drops every once in a while, get outdoors with these Holiday-centric events and celebrate everything the south and Christmas time has to offer.

StillMonarchsinthe_Sky.jpegFernbank Museum of Natural History’s Flight of the Butterflies is a must-see this season.

Through 1/10
Flight of the Butterflies
Grab a seat inside the Giant Screen Theater and be immersed in this new 3D experience dubbed Flight of the Butterflies as it’s shown on the theater’s four-story screen. Proceeds will benefit Mexico’s monarch butterfly conservation efforts. Times vary, Patron memberships from $300, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Druid Hills

Through 1/16
Garden Nights, Holiday Lights
Thousands of lights will be strung throughout the gardens, with popular displays making their requested return, such as Nature’s Wonders (a three-dimensional light curtain) and the fiery Walk of Flames. 5pm, Supporting memberships from $350, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Midtown

Gatsby & Gardens Gala
The Captain Planet Foundation celebrates a variety of leading environmental activists with this elegant, The Great Gatsby-themed gala benefiting the foundation’s environmental education programs. 6pm, tickets from $750, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Atlanta Christkindl Market
This open-air German holiday market is perfect for gift gathering and mingling. Atlantic Station will host a slue of artisan stalls featuring handmade gifts, German food & beverages, and entertainment. Great way to get fresh air and one-of-a-kind gifts for your secret santa. Closed Mon. & Tues. except Dec. 17 & 18, Free, Atlantic Station


Photography by: Fernbank Museum of Natural History